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Piers Henwood

I'm Piers Henwood and this is my home for writing about my life and work in the music industry, both as an executive and a creator.

I’m a co-founder at Amelia Artists and Amelia Recordings, where I serve musicians in building lasting creative legacies.

I’ve overseen campaigns that have resulted in hundreds of millions of track streams, JUNO and Grammy nominations, an Academy Awards nomination, and a New York Times Best Seller.

I got into the music industry 20 years ago by managing my first band Jets Overhead. I’ve had the rare experience of standing on stage at major festivals such as Coachella and Bonnaroo as a musician and a manager. My perspective on creativity and the industry comes from merging both paths.

I believe in lifelong creativity and enjoy starting new creative experiments. I wrote an album of love songs to propose to my wife, and I still love playing guitar and piano in the studio with my current project Astrocolor.

Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to get in touch – I’ll do my best to be helpful!

Recent Posts

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You Need To Waste Time To Be Great

This article originally appeared in Billboard Magazine // If you’re a creative person you probably struggle in your relationship to time. Society teaches us that investing time is admirable, spending time is acceptable, and wasting time is, well, wasteful. But for creative people this couldn’t be further from the

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The Risk of Creation

How can I live a creative life? Whether my audience is one or one million, what does it mean to be creative? Creativity is not the privilege of a few. Art is neither defined by its frame nor the institution in whose hall it hangs. Art is instead defined by

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Creative Diplomacy

This article originally appeared in Canadian Musician Magazine // Have you ever had an argument about a seemingly insignificant creative decision that ended up feeling like life or death? Have you felt unequipped to have healthy conversations with collaborators who don’t share your opinion? If you’ve ever played in